ORIGIN Systems, Inc.

Overview

Origin Systems was founded by Richard Garriott in 1983, after disputes with publisher Sierra On-Line over the publishing of Ultima II. He then decided that he wanted to create his own company that would publish his games.

The company has become well known for their Ultima, Wing Commander, and Privateer game franchises. Acquired by Electronic Arts in 1992, Origin began working on internet-only software, with the Ultima Online series becoming one of the most popular massively-multiplayer online role-playing (MMORPG) series of all time.

Richard Garriott left the company after Electronic Arts cancelled one of his development projects in the year 2000.

Games

Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress...(2014)
Complete Ultima VII, The(2013)
Wing Commander 1+2(2011)
Ultima Online: 9th Anniversary Collection(2006)
Ultima Online: Samurai Empire(2004)
Ultima Online: 7th Anniversary Edition(2004)
Ultima Online: Age of Shadows(2003)
Ultima Online: Lord Blackthorn's Revenge(2002)
Ultima Online: Third Dawn(2001)
Ultima Online: Renaissance(2000)
Ultima World Edition(2000)
Ultima IX: Ascension(1999)
Ultima IX: Ascension (Dragon Edition)(1999)
Ultimate Flight Series II(1999)
Wing Commander: Secret Ops(1998)
Ultima Online: The Second Age(1998)
Jane's Combat Simulations: Longbow - Anthology(1998)
Wing Commander: Prophecy (Gold Edition)(1998)
Ultima Online(1997)
Wing Commander: Prophecy(1997)
Crusader Collection(1997)
Ultima Online (Charter Edition)(1997)
Jane's Combat Simulations: Longbow 2(1997)
Jane's Combat Simulations: Longbow Gold(1997)
Wing Commander: Prophecy (Deluxe)(1997)
Ultima Collection(1997)
Wing Commander: Prophecy (Special Edition)(1997)
Crusader: No Regret(1996)
Wing Commander: The Kilrathi Saga(1996)
Transland(1996)
Privateer 2: The Darkening (Special Edition)(1996)
Jane's Combat Simulations: AH-64D Longbow (Limited Edition)(1996)
Abuse(1996)
Jane's Combat Simulations: AH-64D Longbow(1996)
Pagan: Ultima VIII: Gold Edition(1996)
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom(1996)
CyberMage: Darklight Awakening (Demo Version)(1995)
Ultima: Kyōryū Teikoku(1995)
Wings of Glory(1995)
Crusader: No Remorse(1995)
CyberMage: Darklight Awakening(1995)
BioForge(1995)
Metal Morph(1994)
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions & The Secret Missions 2 - Crusade(1994)
Pacific Strike: Speech Pack(1994)
Wing Commander: Armada(1994)
System Shock(1994)
Super Wing Commander(1994)
Wing Commander / Wing Commander II (Special CD-ROM Edition)(1994)
Pagan: Ultima VIII - Speech Pack(1994)

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Trivia

Location and contact information in April 1996:

Origin Inc.
12940 Research Blvd.
Austin, TX 78750
Technical Support: 512-434-4357
Fax Support: 512-795-8014
BBS Support: 512-346-2227

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